Yusuf al-Qaradhawi – Imam al-Bukhari titled a chapter in the … - | IslamicQuotesDB.com

Imam al-Bukhari titled a chapter in the Knowledge volume of his collection of sahih traditions "Knowledge Before Words and Deeds". The scholars who explained al-Bukhari's works say that by using this title he wanted to show that knowledge is a condition for the correctness of speech and actions, for these two cannot be judged without it, since knowledge is prior to them and determines the correctness of intentions and the correctness of actions. They said: This is what al-Bukhari wanted to say, so that it does not occur to people's minds--due to the common saying that knowledge is useless without action--that knowledge is of little value, and so that they may not neglect the importance of seeking it.